First and foremost, your charge as the IT Risk Officer for your organization is to ensure constant uptime across all systems. This role is responsible to evaluate overall information technology risk, maintain an active view, and report on the actual, mitigated and residual risk in the technology organization. If anything goes wrong in IT, you know it’ll be up to you to analyze and report your findings. Broad IT stewardship means there’s direct pressure from upper management to protect the organization, while always staying in budget.
At the same time, you might not have enough visibility into specific systems, and with so much on your plate, there might not always be enough time to devote to mainframe security. But while the mainframe is the most secure computer system, it’s not impenetrable. The same security strategies you use for open systems need to be applied to your mainframes.
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